Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Diferència sexual i variació lingüística

Amparo Tuson Valls

Resum


This paper presents typical female and male oral traits after surveying the main studies on the topic. The approach used to study linguistic diversity as determined by sex differences is from an anthropological and sociolingüístic view. Sex differences are conditioned by historical and cultural forces that determine the meaning of "being a man" or "being a woman" in a given society. Some of the characteristics of typical communicative behavior in men and women as well as some current indications of change are also examined.